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May 2016 Issue of The Ophthalmologist

Welcome to May's issue. Upfront’s topics range from an eyedrop to reinforce the cornea, to five-year follow-up data from the CATT trial. In our Feature Alex Huang explains how aqueous angiography could map each patient’s aqueous humor outflow pathway, and improve the efficiency of MIGS. In Practice looks at the challenges of defining keratectasia, and in NextGen Michael Chiang discusses how telemedicine could help diagnose ROP. In Profession Andreas Lauer gives tips on getting the most out of mentoring, and we Sit Down With George Spaeth of Wills Eye Hospital.

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Articles featured in this issue

Business & Profession Professional Development

Help the Heroes

| Mark Hillen

Those on our Power List typically credit their achievements to “being in the right place at the right time” – but what about those (also doing heroic work) who weren’t?

Subspecialties Basic & Translational Research

Mature iPSCs and Mitochondrial Mutations

iPSCs are routinely derived from fibroblasts and blood cells, but does the age of the donor matter?

Subspecialties Basic & Translational Research

Enter the Inflammasome

In the quest to unearth alternative treatment strategies that don't rely on VEGF inhibition, researchers made some surprising discoveries...

Subspecialties Cornea / Ocular Surface

Looking Back, for the Future

From keratoconic to embryonic: the eye drop that promises to reinforce the cornea by inducing keratocytes to produce embryonic collagen

Subspecialties Basic & Translational Research

On the KUSp of Neuroprotective Medicine

Novel compounds prevent disease progression in mouse models of glaucoma

Subspecialties Glaucoma

Recline, for Corneal Thickness Decline

| Mark Hillen

Might increasing periods of bed rest affect CCT?

Business & Profession Health Economics and Policy

Building a Better Banana

Boosting banana carotenoid levels could reduce vision loss – particularly in Africa and Southeast Asia

Business & Profession Retina

CATT: Five Years On

| Mark Hillen

The five-year follow-up data are in. Half of all patients retain BCVA of 20/40 or better, irrespective of drug used

Business & Profession Professional Development

Business in Brief

| Mark Hillen

CXL gets the green light in the USA, Valeant announces new CEO, and Alcon teams up with PowerVision

Subspecialties Basic & Translational Research

Individualized and Inspiring

| Alex Huang

Aqueous angiography promises a revelation in aqueous humor outflow understanding – and could transform MIGS outcomes

Subspecialties Cornea / Ocular Surface

The Usual Suspects

| Alain Saad

How can you predict which patients will develop keratectasia, and if they do, how are you going to define it?

Subspecialties Health Economics and Policy

ROP in the Digital Era

| Michael F. Chiang

Indirect ophthalmoscopy is the gold standard for ROP diagnosis, but it comes with multiple challenges: logistical difficulties, legal liability, reproducibility problems, and a skills gap. Is telemedicine the answer?

Business & Profession Professional Development

Looking After Your Pupils

| Andreas Layer

How to get the most out of mentorship

Subspecialties Retina

Would You Let Sleeping Dogmas Lie?

| Tiarnan Keenan

A new association is identified between sleep apnea and AMD, which could put the OSA and POAG theory to bed

Subspecialties Professional Development

Celebrate Life!

Sitting Down With... George L. Spaeth, Louis J. Esposito Research Professor, and Director Emeritus, Glaucoma Service, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

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